This is a new series of projectiles, bullets and other objects from various wars in history. The pieces are authentic, that is they have been used by the military and they aren't models or replicas. They are covered with various designs and relevant quotes depending on the era or war that they are from. For example pieces from WW1 or WW2 have European motifs whereas pieces used in more recent times have islamic designs. Some can't be shown here because they could potentially offend those with very rigid religious or political beliefs, and so here are some of the less controversial ones.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
For over thirty years I have been painting people's dogs and cats. Back in the seventies I did a friend's dog and then some of their friends wanted a portrait and so it went - the demand has never stopped. I never tire of painting animals because each one has a distinct personality and so inspires a different portrait each time - its always a fresh experience from the perspective of an artist. People ask me if I have ever painted any of my own dogs and the answer is "no" only because there isn't enough time in the day, but I couldn't imagine living my life without the love of a dog!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Trailer for the cove
Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project
Friday, November 1, 2013
Diana Basehart is shown below her beloved Nell and with board member Tipper Gore.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
I have always painted faux leopard and other animal skins over the years. There is something about the luminous mottled textures of leopard skin that is so striking visually. Here are some examples of some faux leopard skin art I did dating from the 1970's on through to today. The leopard fans are currently available on Etsy.
This projectile series was begun in 2010 during a difficult period in my life when my mother was dying. Life was a battle in many ways and so painting lighter subject matter such as geishas and psychedelic guitars somehow lost its relevancy for me. Life it seemed, demanded that my work deal with more difficult issues of life including those of spirituality, forgiveness and our own mortality. In this series I focus on how death and life are interwoven in a play of good and evil, and how to find peace and harmony within the discordant elements of our lives. These objects with dark histories are been reintroduced to the world as art and so I consider them beautiful, even sacred. A number of objects with this theme are currently in the works and will be posted in the future.